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Yankees 6, Steinbrenner 5, Barbara Billingsley 4, New York 3, Dom Delowese 3, Tom Bosley 3, Us 3, Tom Boselli 2, Mrs. Cleaver 2, Derek Jeter 2, America 2, Brittany 2, Derek 2, Johnny Carson 2, Burt Reynolds 2, George Steinbrenner 2, Dom 2, John 2, Statue Of Liberty 1, Freehand 1,
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    July 3, 2011
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lauren, always fun. bill, eh. remy, paul, a disagrees. -- a >> derek jeter and burt reynolds pay tribute to tom boselli and barbara billingsley as america's tv parents. 14-year-old brian rhodes gi giv his final gift to his mother. we celebrate the boss george steinbrenner a larger than life man who's enbellible mark was made on his family friends business and baseball. >> this is as dwlat of a t grea team as ever played in baseball. 54 indian all of the great teams
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the 61 yankees 27 yankees they were all great. >> there was a man who has known comboe george his entire career. it was george who brought derek to the yankees and it's derek who symbolizes being a steinbrenner yankees. >> i was drafted into high school. i was a rookie in tampa. boss lives in tampa. he used to come out to the minor league complex a lot. i remember him walking in. you can see him walking in on the side of the outfield and you know you get nervous. i was a yankee fan growing up. he has this presence about him. he walked up to me and said we expect big things from you. i was in awe at first but our relationship grew from there. >> derek jeter played for the
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yankees his entire career and has been the captain the last 18 years and he knew well the level of play. >> i was on third base one out, rookie year. there was a line drive caught double out third base we won the game. after the game i was in the clubhou clubhouse. he walked over to me and said don't ever get doubled off third again. not with those words but that was the point. i was surprised one we won the game but it goes to show you how much he expected extra. >> what i try to do is instill a sense of discipline in my players. a mental toughness and discipline. i don't want players going out there being treated like here res if they are not heroes. >> he didn't have high expectations just for the players but for everyone that worked for him. >> he expected excellence from
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everybody who worked for him security guard, vendors. anybody around he wanted you to perform at the highest level. >> he ruled with obsessive dedication to doe tail. he reigned with strict policies no facial hair with long hair. >> i have nothing against long hair but i have gi difficulty t think a ball player can keep it neat while he is playing. >> he few days later he was out in the parking lot directing traffic so he could keep cars in and around yankee stadium moving. the most important thing to him was winning. >> finishing second is like kissing your sister. i never liked it. >> he wanted to put a winning team on the field. you have a lot of owners who don't necessarily put everything back into the team. he would always put everything back into the team to put the best team on the field to give new york fans an opportunity.
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he understood how much the yankees meant to the fans. he would do anything for him. >> especially when it came to the biggest rivals steinbrenner's when at all costs mentality came out. >> it was spring training. any time we played the mets, boston or tampa we had to win. he would make the trip if we were on the road we were at home he would obviously be here. he would have all of the starters play. whether it was the first week of spring straining or last week you would have a couple starting pitchers pitch. you are thinking to yourself spring training game doesn't matter, but he wanted to win every single day. he has the old football mentality. >> and when they won he couldn't be more proud. >> this is truly you can say it now one of the greatest teams in baseball. >> in 37 plus seasons steinbrenner led the yankees to 7 world championships 11 american league pennants and 16
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american league east titles. to steinbrenner any year without a championship was a failure. for that reason he was eninfamous for changing up his staff. from 73 to 90 they had 19 managers 5 team presidents, 15 pitching coaches and 123 general managers. the one person known to be highered and fired steinbrenner was billy martin. five times. >> there will be no phone calls in the dugout. >> what do you mean? >> that's not right. i am handling the trades. i have a right to call you in the dougout. >> that isn't the way it's going to be. >> yes it is. if you don't like it, you are fired. >> george steinbrenner was not a perfect person no one with such passion and fearless approach to life. he did until his last breath. >> the boss has his presence lake i said. i think a lot of guys were
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intimidated him in a good way. he called all of the shots and he controlled their careers. he expected excellence. a lot of guys were intimidated but in another sense it brought out the best in people. not we have one. some couldn't deal with those kinds of expectations. he brought out the best in people. that's what you want from your elders. >> most saw him as a baseball dictator. he had a soft soyed not to m -- side not too many people knew about. >> i don't want to ruin his ep trags. he had a soft side. if you ever played in this organization he would do anything for you not only when you were playing or while you were playing but after you retired. >> he didn't just help yankee players, he did a lot for the community he called home in tampa. in 1981 two firefighters and one police officer were killed in
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the line of cutie leaving behind widows and dependent children. he organized the gold fie shiel foundation to make sure they receive early financial assistance and guaranteed funds toward a college education. >> those are just things that you heard of. he was constantly doing things like there. he had his favorite restaurants he would go to and he would fly all of the workers up to new york. i was aware of it because i lived down here. i would see them in the front row. he would put them up. he put kids through college and put them through school. he didn't do it for media attention for press. just out of the kindness of his heart. >> one thing he realized is the boss wasn't just his boss. >> he was a father figure. my boss father figures. we would get together every off
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season it wouldn't be about baseball we would be checking in with each other. i enjoyed the relationship we had. >> as jeter starts his 16th season he knows the yankee's greatness is fully attributed to steinbrenner. >> the expectations down here, the professionalism down here comes from him. he in my opinion is the greatest owner in all of sports. where he got this organization and the level he brought it to is unmatched. very, very fortunate to have the opportunity to play here even more fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know him. >> he will remember him as -- >> he was a great man, a great owner, great humanitarian. >> burt reynolds shares his love for dom delowese. >> i only have to think of
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>> to think of dom delowese is to smile. he has the ability to make everyone laugh. it was based on dom's gift of laughter. >> i must admit when we met each other for me it was love at first sight. he always says love add first bite. but i just wanted to grab his cheek like that. yes, of course he made me laugh. but he also touched me on a lot of different levels. >> what made dom dell wheeze so special? >> dom could make deaf people laugh. he was a true clown. >> i don't care. i don't care because --
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>> you are going to get a slap. >> i always wanted to be captain america. it's a living. >> you didn't get a lot of work done. lots of times we had to be somebody be the bad guy. >> to be the adult in the room. >> shape up. help us get out of here, that kinds of stuff. >> ready? stop it. (laughter) >> wait a minute. i got something. (laughter) >> this will help. i am not going to hit you. i am not going to hit you. i am not going to hit you. >> he seemed like there was so
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much enthusiasm with everything he did and that he did it so naturally. was that in fact the real dom dell whee dell w -- dom delowese he poure out? >> i once asked a paper boy what it was like to be a paper boy. dom said i can't get my papers delivered. that's really the way evidences. it was that way with the post men, the mail men, the paper boy, whoever it was. everybody on the way to, like the tonight show, on his way to dressing to the stage there had to be somebody there to doctoring him. he would stop and do 10 minutes for the makeup accidented. >> did he above doing the films? did he love stand-up? if he had one thing that just turned him on what was it that made him tick?
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>> i think the thing that he loed to do the most was to go into places where laughter is needed, children's homes, old people's homes. he was able to go therein side of minutes people knew evidences real. it wasn't -- he wasn't there for any self grandizing moments. he wasn't there for money. he wasn't there for anything other than -- and i believe this very strong that laughter is healing. he knew that. he knew he had the prescription for those people to make him feel better. >> a lot of studies have shown that laughter increases endorphins in the body. it does have a healing property. we want to call him doctor dom delowese he did more for people than pharmaceuticals.
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>> he would have loved that title doctor dom. >> meet me in the house we will have a few drinks we will look at x-rated x-rays. >> i remember we got in trouble a lot because we were wasting film and sally fields was very serious and should be. she is a brilliant, brilliant actress. got angry with him one time. he got so frightened he got teary eyed. i had to go and tell her, you have to not get on him so much because he's -- he was just like a child. his sweetness was very child like. his comedy was very child like. he never lost that. >> the saying you would say quintessential burt reynolds dom delowese moment.
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>> we pout together a comedy about death. the scene in the end where i swim out can't do it and come back laying on the beach and he comes up and tells me i failed and then gets mad at me and takes a knife out and chases me down the beach. that was pretty amazing. >> what was the last conversation you had with dom? do you remember it? >> yes. i remember it very well. we talked on the phone and he said when are you coming out to la? i said i don't really have any plans. i don't know that's not my favorite city. i don't know when i will be out but i missed him i missed jon voight, i missed close friends out there but i won't be coming
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out, dom, until i get some work. there was this long pause. he said, well, i hope it's soon. >> who told you that he had passed away when? did you get the news and how? how did it come to you? >> i heard it on the news. you actually went into such mourning that for a week i couldn't move. i couldn't get up, i couldn't eat. i couldn't walk around. i think i let a lot of people down because i couldn't go out there it was a year before i went and saw them. it was so devastating to me.
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alost a lot of great friends. never one as close as dom. dom maz more than a brother. he was my child. he was my brother. he was thrilling to be around. i took him to the fights one time and i realized when we got there it was the first time he had ever been there. we were in the dressing room lots of these guys were there, his eyes were like this. he didn't say a word. they escorted us down to right ring side. this never happens very often. the guy got knocked out of the ring and landed on the desk right in front of us. dom said, are we winning?
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>> like he could get away with saying that. he obviously left something deep with you and his dad took something very powerful from you. >> he gave mere than he took. i only have to think of it and i think of joy. of course i was saddened. i know where he is, he's making people laugh. in some ways when it's my time i will think about that will be the good part of going where i am going. i don't think i am going down stairs. i hope i am going up stairs and he's up stairs. >> jo dom and johnny carson ande egg bit. >> it's a phenomenal trick.
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>> i haven't the lightest idea. >> it's called drop the eggs with match covers. you want to see it? >> it could go right in the -- >> let's go find out. >> okay, i'll try it. okay.
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>> there are moments in live television that just happen then they become classics. one night dom surprised johnny carson with dom's egg trick. >> here we are at the trick. >> here we are at the trick. let me just tell you that i have five glasses of water. yes, i have five glasses. >> a little background. >> a little background at the
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moment. there is a climax here matched only -- trusz me. trust me. okay. this is really something. i am a little scared, actually. okay, now this is a become of matches rolled up like that. i have to put them over the glasses. i am scared. i don't like this very much. >> what are you scared about? >> what i am going to do is i am going to hit the tray all of the eggs i put up here are going to pull in the glass. it's really nice, john, guri yo are going to love it. >> what is my role. >> your role is to sit there and trust me. this is harder than i thought. that's good. you can start with the eggs. this goes right over here. okay. this is the important party
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point. it's all right. it's okay. it's okay. this tray is going to go shooting out there. it takes a few seconds. let me check if the eggs are over -- oh, no, this is off. that's good. that's good. this is fine. how do you feel, john? >> okay. >> these are not hard boiled or anything they are still raw. you know? let me just take it let me -- >> it doesn't work. >> if doesn't prove to you the eggs are raw. >> just in case this doesn't work. >> this is going to be nice. the idea is when you see these eggs, when i say 3 -- the eggs are going to go in the glass, yes. ready -- >> hold up.
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what are you talking about. >> i don't have to do it that way. just a moment. just watch it. just watch it. just a moment. >> are you craze -- >> just a moment. (applause) (laughter) (laughter)
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>> no. (laughter) >> i like it.
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>> next 14-year-old bradley rhodes and his in
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drought. >> 46-year-old kristen rhodes mother to two teens died in a snowmobile accident on february 27th. two-days later march 1st her 14-year-old son bradley came up with a special tribute for her scoring 46 points in his high school basketball game. let me begin with you. that had to be a tough decision to play right after your mother's death. why sdpu decide to play? >> she always went to my basketball games. she was there for every single one of them. even if it was 45 minutes away she would still go to every game
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pretty much unless she had work. she was always there for me. >> when does you decide you would score 46 points each for every year of her life. >> i told my uncle i was going to score 46 points. i didn't even know i was playing in the game until probably two -- i didn't know i was going to play. i slept forever. i decided at like two. i was like i am going to do this. >> did your team decide you were going to score 46 points. >> they didn't know i was going to score 46. they gave me the ball and i scored. >> how many had you scored by half time? >> you were already at 27 points. at lau half time it was tough
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emotionally for you. your sister brittany had a conversation with you on the bench. >> yeah, i was going to warm-up with the team and then in the locker room it didn't hit me. i was thinking to myself i have to do this. i have to do it. told my coach i was going for 46 i was going to get it no matter what. then i went over to my sister and we de had a normal conversation she is like, you can do this, you can do this. mom is here for you. mom is here for you. just like mostly it was breaking down. after that i was like all right this is going to happen. i stayed strong through the game. it was very hard. >> i can't even begin to image how tough that was. >> when brad came over and sat on the bench you tell put your arm around him what did you say to him? >> i said mom is looking down on you. she can see you. you know she loves you.
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you got this, you can do this the whole time. it was heartbreaking to me to see how hurt evidences and like it was -- we were just realizing she was actually gone and he was doing this for her and i saw right there how much we missed her. he did it. >> if you discovered brad's goal that night to score the 46 points. >> we were watching the game and it unfolded he was getting the ball passed to him by dillon his classmate very much. he was missing a lot. i saw him miss a lay-up on a break away that was unusual for him. missed a foul shot missed about five threes before the half. kind of noticed at the half he walked over to his sister and kind of rolled and talked to her very emotionally came up to me then all of a sudden at the half time he told me what was going on. >> at the start of the second
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half you scored a three. >> yes. first position. that's when i caught on fire. i hit like -- i hit five three's in a row to reach the 46 mark. my coach kept on telling me. he's like every single time i made a basket 44 or whatever it was. 39, 36, i was like all right. i am on a roll. then i hit five three's in a row. >> this started spreading in the gym. people started upped standing what was going on at some point. >> they knew about my mom. i felt in the crowd they were like wow this kid is going to score 46. >> the final shot that got you to the 46. was it a two-point shot or a 3 point? >> it was a 3 point shot. i was at 40 exactly. then i hit a three to make it 43 so i had to hit a 3 to make it 46 and then come down, friend
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passed me the ball hit a three and i go towards half court and my mom was like there. i felt her there. i go to half court. wow. 46 points for my mom and then i said my prayers to her and ran to dad like right away. jumped into his arms almost knocked him down. it was very emotional. >> frank, when brad hit that 46 points and you are sitting there thinking, my son just did this for my wife and his mother what was going through your heart, your mind right ththen? i can't even image. it's okay.
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>> that did he it. he accomplished what he set out to do. >> brittany, your brother paid the most amazing tribute imaginable to your mom when he scored that last goal where were you and what did you do? >> as soon as i started running to my dad i was so proud of him. >> frank, i wanted you to tell me about kristin, what was special about her? >> she loved people. loved her family. was always the person who made you smile when you walked into a room no matter what your day was the one thing about her and i was we argued or whatever else sheldz always make me kiss her good night. always make me give her a hug. >> it is an incredible story. brad, i want you to show me on
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the side of your head you had that done at the barbershop. >> yeah, at the day of the game i went to my friend from the american barber and he drew it on a piece of paper per. this is what you want? i was like, you got it this is what i am going to do. he did it in my hair. he didn't pencil is in or anything. he did it all freehand. amazing. so many people, so many compliments on the hair on the day of the game. it was crazy. >> it is an incredible story. brad and frank and pretty i cannot tell you how much i appreciate you sharing this remarkable story. it sounds like a thing of fiction but it's so powerful. >> next, we pay tribute to tom bosley and barbara billingsley
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>> two of the actors who were perceived as the embodiment of ideal pairing were tom bosley and billingsley. she shaped a different generation as idea of what family meant. tom bosley made tv history as the unforgettable dad on the long running show "happy days." >> marion? give me that famous presign checkbook of yours.
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>> dad, wait a minute. i don't want to take any of your money. >> richard, remember before i was telling you about the sacrifices i made for my family? well, for a little while, i forgot why. but it's because i wanted my children to go as far as their gifts could take them. now you take this, and you fill in whatever amount you think you need. >> i love to think about tom boselli. i love to think about even his passing. i was so touched. half of the time i don't know if i was really married to him or not. it was so funny. i got so many phone calls. somebody sent me a plant. i think the public is not sure either whether i really was married to tom boselboselli. >> we have been married 28
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years. there must be a whole world of things to talk about. >> oh, howard, our lives are empty and meaningless. >> what are you talking about? we just blew up furniture. stop being so depressed. we did a good job raising our kids. now we should reap the rewards. >> and this is it? >> you bet. >> there aren't any fathers around like howard cunningham. it's really nice to see people appreciate what evidences and what he stood for. >> daddy. >> yes, my precious. >> i have a question to ask you that i am a little nervous about. >> never be afraid to ask me anything, sweetheart. your father is your best friend. >> you moon i can ask you anything? >> anything at all. >> can i have a car? >> when pigs fly. >> the cast was made up by great actors but boselli was the glue
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that held it all together. >> i didn't know where your mom was going. i knew she didn't have a job. tonight i decided to follow her i hid in the garage i followed her here. she has been meeting all week long with fonzi. >> i goo faux if the writer creates you for the person creates the character within you. it was easy for them to write that they would watch him and they would right to what tom bosley was. ♪ ♪ some day when i am awfully low ♪ ♪ when the world is cold ♪ i will feel a glow just thinking of you ♪
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♪ and the way you look tonight >> next, the ultimate tv mother barbara billingsley. >> hey, mom. >> yes, beaver? >> you really are pretty for a mother. >> hmmm? >> yeah. there's a lot of movie stars that don't look half as good as you. >> well, thank you, peter.
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>> barbara billingsley was june cleaver who wore pearls and high heels at home.
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she could be counted on to help her husband ward to get theodore better known as beaver and brother wally out of predicaments. it viewed life from a kid's point of view. oo oh on the way home i wanted to try it out. when i tried it straight up and buzzed it if you want to hit me go ahead because i am tired of walking around the block. >> honey, your daddy is not going to hit you. >> well of course i am not going to hit you. i understand why you bought the bow and arrow. you thought wally was being mean to you. beaver, two wrongs never made right. >> yeah, i know, dad. i was just trying to get even with him. i bet i can never get him to like me again. >> of course you can, beaver. >> all of the situations in "leave it to beaver" did come from real life. all those things mostly happened
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to some child. you had beaver who was a medieval morality play. he's the character that's the innocent. then you have wally he's a transitional character. he knows that the world isn't like the beautiful world that a child sees and june and ward who say, a lot of times do as i say as parents do, not as i do. >> barbara's role was a cultural standard one that may be too good to be true. >> hi mrs. cleaver. >> hi eddy. >> that is a neat looking apron. >> can eddy stay for lunch? >> wally, i -- >> if you don't have enough mrs. cleaver i can just sit here and watch wally eat. >> i am sure we have enough, eddy. >> many don't understand why she vacuumed in pearls but they said it was a lighting issue. >> people say why was she always so dressed up? >> she was one of the first
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super models. she was in new york she was skinny. when she came out here to do lever it to beaver two muscles in her neck made a shadow when had he lit her. they needed a piece of jewelry that would cover through there that she could wear all of the time. >> pearls are something she could wear all of the time. when you wear pearls to vacuum you have to wear an apron and high heals. >> they were the modern family of their time but the first episode almost didn't air. >> in the 50s you could look at a comic book and in the back page television you could send to florida for an alligator and they could send it as a pet. that was one of our shows. what the boys did because they asked june and ward if they could have a petal gator they said no you won't take care of it we will take care of it. they sent away for it and hid it in the toilet tank. that was to be the first show. the sensors banned it because
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bathrooms were not allowed to be shown on television. when you look at what's on television today and think we couldn't even show the top of a toilet tank or a bathroom, you can see how television has evolved. i am not sure it's the best change but it was much more fantasy of how people really lived. today it is reality. >> both stars played many different roles over their careers but we remember them most as the role of parent in the almost perfect world we lived in. today's tv mothers and fathers are different. >> you don't know much about me, do you? >> i know i came to the hospital the day i was born i remember because i left you on the top of the car. i was about to drive away and i heard this sad little voice say stop, you are for getting me. i got outlet your mother in and there you were.
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>> eddy! >> ouch. (laughter) >> i'll teach to you laugh at something that's funny. >> i want to go on the swing set. >> you got two turns. >> you spent most of your time on the phone sitting on the couch perfecting a pissy look on your face. >> come home drunk. >> what the (bleep) did you say to me? what the (bleep). >> stripping? prostitution, whore. >> i don't give a flying (bleep). you know what? one reason to get you out of my house so you can't touch this baby. >> obviously you are not a good mr either because i am the one
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that got pregnant at 16. >> a special tribute a celebration of life. you go next if you had a
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